City Manager

City of Sterling, KS

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $80,000 - $90,000. Competitive benefits package
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 2,328
  • Where: 114 N Broadway Sterling, KS
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: May 13 2019

Interested candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter of interest to Resumes accepted until position filled. The City Commission will have first reading of resumes May 27, 2019.


City of Sterling, KS seeks an energetic, highly motivated and engaging leader to serve as the next City Manager.

Community. Sterling was incorporated in 1873 and has a current population of 2,328: located in Rice County, with a total population of 9,660. The quality of life in Sterling is admired by many. The City possesses an excellent school system and is home to Sterling College a private 4-year Liberal Arts Institution. Sterling has a strong history of support for the city manager profession.

Organization. The governing body is made of five (5) members elected at-large with overlapping 3-year terms. The City is a true example of a full-service city with approximately 20 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of $7.5 million. Sterling is a full-service City providing police, fire, public works, parks, electric production, transmission and distribution, water supply and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment services.

Salary Range. $80,000 to $90,000 depending on qualifications, with a full range of benefits including deferred comp, car allowance, health insurance, moving expenses.

Experience. The ideal candidate should have some local government experience preferably as an assistant or manager, and working knowledge of local government finance and budget. Knowledge and experience managing an electric utility is a plus.

Education. Bachelor’s degree. MPA preferred.